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Old 04-28-2018, 10:16 AM
 
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I like San Antonio. But Comparing it to London seems kind of silly. Why not compare it to a smaller European city like Birmingham, Nuremberg or Geneva?
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Greater Orlampa CSA
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Yes. San Antonio is actually a pretty cool city. But.. And this is personal opinion, but one could make a strong case that London has as impressive a built environment, when considering modern, historic aesthetic combination, significance of history, things to do within the city, as any city in the world. In fact, I think it's old/new blend just might be #1. On the other hand Vancouver, can make a pretty strong case, that for someone looking for a city surrounded by classical natural beauty (forest, mountains and sea), one couldn't do better anywhere on earth than Vancouver. Perhaps if you compare, as other posters have mentioned, San Antonio to a place like Liverpool, UK, or Edmonton, AB, it might do better, though even then that is a difficult comparison because those are much different from many American cities.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Everyone will have their own reasons but objectively if we are speaking to what is the best overall urban city across the board there is no competition to London here. London is one of the worlds great cities and has been for hundreds of years...
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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What are we comparing here?

Without some sort of parameters it means nothing.
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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San Antonio is a joke.

Try College Station!
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Everyone will have their own reasons but objectively if we are speaking to what is the best overall urban city across the board there is no competition to London here. London is one of the worlds great cities and has been for hundreds of years...
As far as I am concerned, London is the world's greatest city and the only place I wish I had had the opportunity to live in for a few years.
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Tricity
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Everyone will have their own reasons but objectively if we are speaking to what is the best overall urban city across the board there is no competition to London here. London is one of the worlds great cities and has been for hundreds of years...
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Comparing San Antonio to London, or even Vancouver is a joke. Not even funny...
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:21 AM
 
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I get a kick out of Texans sill say it's San Antonio, Canadians will say Vancouver .... and yet we have them pitted against the WORLD'S TOP International Global city. The only loss London might have is less sunny skies and less Natural varied topography and not filled with generic high-rises though modern ...... or claimed to sprawl more suburban.

All else but for homerism of State and Nation should give London UK the overall win. Preferences merely noted for individual taste and the job sector one is looking for. All will have degrees f nightlife as large enough cities. London, UK has its own tech choices even.....

If a major Job offer has one choose a city? If young ..... why not want to try out a Historic internationally invested in key city of the world? Not many will get that choice on life .....
That’s cute. You think London is the top international city over NYC. Cute.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Greater Orlampa CSA
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I think a livability argument between these 3 might be somewhat interesting though...

London, while considered at the forefront of discussion as world's most dynamic city, is not generally at the top of those lists, while Vancouver on a number of occasions of late has been.. why though? Both are expensive, in fact Vancouver may perhaps be a bit more. Both are quite safe, safer than San Antonio to be certain but with that said, I don't think most in SA are regularly worrying about crime either. While I would obviously say those 2 have more going for them in terms of overall city, I might honestly say the one I'd choose to live in of the three would be San Antonio due to the fact it would be most similar to what I'm used to already being in the US and I could afford to get a place there more so than in the other two.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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